Using stimulus funds to make buildings more energy efficient would cut billions in operating costs, says White House.
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Agriculture chief says centralization is necessary because food safety is both a human health and market issue.
While the bottom lines of the two bills are close, vastly different priorities could color negotiation.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States can avoid the mistakes of the Soviets by adding at most 30,000 troops and putting an “Afghan face” on the war.
Former political appointee believes that investing resources in government employees is key to tackling major policy problems.
House and Senate versions appear similar on the surface, but contain significant differences that could complicate conference talks.
The Partnership for Public Service will absorb most of the organization’s staff and programs.
Since 2001, 17 Army recruiters have committed suicide, four from a single unit -- the Houston Recruiting Battalion.
AFGE is confident that with a new administration and Congress, the tide has turned against efforts to contract out federal work.
Collins and Nelson say they will not commit to backing a final bill worth more than $800 billion.